A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 015096
Title A XMM Survey for Compact Objects in Supernova Remnants


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-tz2ecbf
Author Mr David Kaplan
Description It has become increasingly clear that the natal properties of young neutron stars exhibit a rich diversity - dramatically illustrated by the enigmatic central object in Cas A and hinted at by early 3D modeling of core-collapse. We propose a survey of an objectively constructed sample of nearby SNRs which, when combined with archival data and our vigorous multi-wavelength observation program, will give us a reliable view of the true variety of neutron stars. The ensuing statistics and studies of the central objects will advance our understanding of core-collapse and have bearing on related topics (supernova energetics, natal kicks, etc). We believe that this effort, a census of such objects within 5 kpc, will be one of the enduring legacies of the XMM mission.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2002-09-23T07:24:08Z/2003-12-01T23:40:11Z
Version 17.56_20190403_1200
Mission Description The European Space Agency's (ESA) X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission (XMM-Newton) was launched by an Ariane 504 on December 10th 1999. XMM-Newton is ESA's second cornerstone of the Horizon 2000 Science Programme. It carries 3 high throughput X-ray telescopes with an unprecedented effective area, and an optical monitor, the first flown on a X-ray observatory. The large collecting area and ability to make long uninterrupted exposures provide highly sensitive observations.
Since Earth's atmosphere blocks out all X-rays, only a telescope in space can detect and study celestial X-ray sources. The XMM-Newton mission is helping scientists to solve a number of cosmic mysteries, ranging from the enigmatic black holes to the origins of the Universe itself. Observing time on XMM-Newton is being made available to the scientific community, applying for observational periods on a competitive basis.
Creator Contact https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/xmm-newton/xmm-newton-helpdesk
Date Published 2004-12-24T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2004-12-24T00:00:00Z, 015096, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-tz2ecbf